Just updated the Unfairground website, with pics and new sections about the venues in the unfairground you can check it out here www.unfairground.org
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So back in the land of the toilet, a land far far away from the long drop loo. Muddy dirty and tired with a million things to do before i fly to Norway friday.
Much rain made the going underfoot swampy during the build but thankfully the weather cleared and the sun baked the mud into 2 foot waves by the time the festival started. The unfairground is a late night spot with stuff happening in the field starting at midnight. the sideshows were rammed and Old Boney proved a great hit, if you excuse the pun.
We had over 700 customers test their strength, but to be fair its hard to give it your best shot, off your tits at 4am in the morning in a muddy field. We had about 50 really strong guys who managed against the odds to ring the bell each of them receiving a original and unique art work for their efforts.
As you can see there were plenty of girls who attempted to ring the bell, hats off to them, it was a long way up! Thanks to all those who had a go, and congratulations to those truly strong folk who rang the bell.
The best buy of the year for me (i know it’s sad but…) Large 1.1m 6KG rubber paving hammer for the Old Boney stricker for the unfairground at Glastonbury 2011 (shoe added for scale). If your there check it out, going to be dead silly, great fun, super prizes and only £1 a go. Roll up, Roll up. can’t wait to see a load of sad lost its trying to swing a bloody great mallet.
You will have to bear with me, the photos from here are taken on my phone. Some nice person at Glastonbury decided to pop into the Tee Pee to help themselves to my camera….thanks. The funny thing looking back on the shots i have taken are that the pictures they take on are different from those you take when you consider the frame for a camera. Probably lots of reasons, mostly they normally only see the light of day when shown on the phone that took it and may explain the following posts.
Anyhow back to as silly as it gets…here is as silly as it gets, Dan decides to base up some boards for work the next day, he’s taken 5 hours to get on site, its midnight, he has one light, a 3 day old roller and the dew is heavy, can he make the deadline?
Months in the making, finally after two weeks install on site the sideshows were ready for the public, The Barking showmen had their costumes, make up and were drunk enough to berate the public, so on first friday of the festival the sideshows opened to huge crowds eager to try their luck on the the unfairest ride in the unfair ground.
All the unfun of the fair, there were steady crowds who lined up to either throw baby doll body parts through the mouths on the gobbler or knock down the heads on the crackheads. The nights rolled on the barkers got horse, some of the heads were smashed clean of their posts (can’t be a lot of love out there for some of these celebrities)
Over 2000 played during the weekend, dead fish prizes were won by all that played and a lucky few won the star prizes of our limited edition dolls. The rides could not of been done without the fantastic help of our crew, thats Caroline, Ruth, Cy, Finbar, Pete, Lizzy, Ross. Thanks guys you made a great weekend! Crack Heads and Gobbler are now touring sideshows available for all your twisted fairgrounds and festivals, use the contact form for inquiries.
Not much content as yet, but during the build up and while festival is on the site will be updated, check out The Unfairground
Join Glastonbury legends the Mutoid Waste Co. at their party at the end of the world, featuring their latest sculptural lunacy: The Hellcopter. The nightclub of your wildest nightmares in the form of a Royal Navy helicopter crossed with a preying mantis – dare you attempt to blag your way into the secret members lounge hidden inside? Also presenting their mechanical menagerie of mythological beats: The Unnatural History museum, PLUS daily Wacky Races mutant vehicle parades!
The brave can take a stroll down Sam Haggerty’s & The dotmasters Joker’s Sideshow Alley, where the lucky can win a limited edition Happy Doll, or indulge in the hedonistic delights of The Acid House hosted by Happy Mondays mainman / Celebrity Big Brother alumni Bez (maracas optional). And if you’re still looking for trouble, you can always pick your way through the aircraft graveyard and prop up the bar in the company of an undead aviator at the Apocalypse Hotel, or slip on your blue suede wellies and get down with the robots in Reverend Sharky’s Church Of The Holyroller, playing anything from Voodoo Swamp Blues to Jungle!
Tickets now available online (cheaper than on the night) here http://www.eventelephant.com/mutatebritain
Early bird and advance tickets get you into the after party and the Originals and Prints Prize Draw.
Kindly donated works being raffled by: Wreckage, Dotmasters, Part2ism, Carrie Reichardt, Teddy Baden, Dr D, Snug One, David Walker, Jo Peel and more coming all the time…